Memorial services, candlelight vigil set for Fairness Fort Worth’s Tom Anable

Posted on 20 Aug 2012 at 8:24am

Memorial services for Fairness Fort Worth President Thomas Anable, who was found dead Saturday morning in Benbrook, are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Celebration Community Church, according to Anable’s longtime friend Paul Valdez.

The Rainbow Lounge, the bar where Anable’s activism began when it was raided by police in June 2009, will host a candlelight vigil in his honor at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Valdez said he planned to release a statement from Anable’s family on his death sometime Monday. Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead, who’s worked closely with Anable over the last three years, also reportedly planned to release a statement today.

Anable, president of Fort Worth’s LGBT advocacy group since June 2010, is believed to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 58.

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